AnonD-24994, 18 Feb 2012guys! quit telling that battery life is suck! new leaked OS is out ! 220.127.116.117 , battery life ... moreHave you try that new OS?please tell us how long it can last per charge now?
This is RIM greatest failure:
1) Battery would not last more than 6 hours on standby. (Why do you carry a phone that works for only half a day?)
2) Camera has no auto-focus. That means you cannot take closeup shots. (What is the use of the camera?) Samsung is able to pack a 8MP excellent camera in a phone twice as slim.
I upgraded to 9900 from 9800 because 9800 screen started to wobble after 6 months and you cannot use a blackberry without a screen.
RIM slack on research (OS7 is nothing great） and quality. I am going back to iPhone while holding on to my Android S2, pending chat applications that soon replace blackberry.
Blackberry will soon fall in line with nokia due to complacency.
is it because of the background data settings same like android??? it drains battery very fast
Great phone I must say. Beautiful Design, I LOVE it! Can't get enough of it. Love the keyboard.
Just one problem though...BATTERY LIFE!! Though we close our Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G coverage, and even going to the extent of dimming the brightness, it still wouldn't last the day.
It's a beautiful device with a fantastic keyboard.
The software it came with (7.0.0) is not so great. It sometimes 'hangs', but it's still workable.
The main drawback is battery life; charged in the evening and in the morning the device is dead... In my opinion this is unacceptable. I already killed all apps, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi,... still the battery doesn't last a full day
well it's finally here. a real replacement for the Bold 9000, great phone its working well
i feel that the blackberry Bold Touch 9900
is the best phone that i have ever had to use
i have the bold 9900 i think its the worst mobile device battery ever, battery drain without even one use
My wife, 2 colleagues and I have this phone. The battery life is ONLY 1-2 days, nothing more. Dont let their specs fool you. You will basically be charging this phone everyday - I dont use the fone very ofter either
Today i upgraded from a bb bold to 9900 touch screen. I had second thoughts about it as i did not want to really go further with my mobile carrier. But after reading your opinions i realise i made a wise choice. Even my bb bold battery does not last long, but then again its like walking with a mini laptop so thats expected. Thank you everyone who posted. You have made an impact on my MOBILE LIFE...LOL
hello my blackberry's on/off sleep button wouldn't work. any solutions?
I got this phone 3 days ago and i love it! love the keyboard and the touch screen. so nice to use! the only thing im thinking so far is the battery seems to go down rather quickly, i charged it last night and by 5pm it says 30% battery left. kinda thinking whether to swap or not to another blackberry!? apart from the battery i love it!
I am so happy to own this beauty. I have been a BB user since ages and the last phone I had was the 9800. I got this phone just yesterday and trust me "its a gem".
Everything on this phone is fabulous. The keyboard is truly a masterpiece and you cant resist typing on it, browsing is super fast, the screen is excellent, the speaker and the music is awesome, All in All a great smartphone and a must have BB.
Battery yes is not that a great, but give me a whole 24 hours so I am happy.
So all you people who plan to change to a new phone / new BB, this one you can surely be proud of owning.
Obtained a Blackberry Bold 9900 in December 2011. Having used Blackberry's for +15 years.
Initially very good performance and spec, although battery life was never more than 36 hours.
However in late Jan, the keyboard started to give problems - with "symbols" appearing when a letter key pressed. Reset to factory status - but problem continued.
I'd taken out a Phones4U insurance @£9.99/month - called Phones4U, and their insurance. The store I went to were helpful - going through the factory reset procedure again - but then confirmed unit had to be returned to RIM (but via their own repair shop) as this was their internal procedure.
I asked if I could get a replacement phone - either as part of the warranty or under the Insurance scheme. As I was 10 days over the 28 days from date of purchase, Phones4U wouldn't provide a replacement & their own insurance also wouldn't provide a replacement.
Phone has now been away for 15 days & the latest estimate is for it to be returned to the shop in 6 days time - but this scheduled delivery date has already been shifted out by 5 days - in the last week.
Fortunately my old Blackberry Pearl is still functioning - otherwise I'd be looking at almost 30 days without a mobile phone.
Not happy with the fact the brand new Blackberry failed within 60 days - with no physical damage or obvious cause.
Also not happy with Phones4U, either their insurance (which doesn't cover replacements during repair periods - due to defective equipment) - nor their internal repair procedures, which insist on the phone being transported between various repair facilities needlessly.
Should have stuck with the B/Berry pearl - which hasn't let me down in almost 3 years!